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Century View 8x10 Field Camera Rochester NY

€1100.00 EUR

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History: The Century View cameras are well known and respected field cameras of the early days of photography. The 8x10 version is the top of the line modell, which offers the perfect balance between stability, weight and flexibility. It has almost all the available movements you would need to make outdoor, and also indoor portraiture work. The production time was between 1902 and 1903.

The materials used are mahagony and cherry wood.

The front standard offers rise & fall, while the rear standard offers swing and tilt.

Condition: This specimen comes in a really good authentic condition. It seems it was stored away safely for quite some time. The brass looks very good, also the the wood and the laquere are mostly intact.  I did not strip the wood, since the protective laquere still is in good condition overall. I did carefully clean most parts and replaced a screw here and fastened something there. Recently im trying to work as authentic as possible and use as much of the original material and patina as possible.

The original bellows was sadly beyond any repair, so this had to be replaced by well made modern bellows which will hold now for the next 50 years.

The camera features an international 8x10 back (which comes in a slightly different color shade) which can be rotated in portrait and landscape format. The maximum bellows draw here is about 50cm (aprox. 20").

The camera comes with a predrilled lensboard. If you buy a lens form my collection for this camera i can adapt the lens to it for free and combine shipping costs.

Insured and tracked shipping cost:

EU* - 50 eur
Worldwide - 120 eur

*(the site offers only 2 shipping variations, DE and worldwide. buyers from EU please either contact me beforehand for a reduced EU cost, or after buying so i can send a refund over the difference)

Importent Note: This item comes from my private collection and is around 100 years old (antique). I try my best to describe all the faults and major damage which are relevant for the function of this item. But the actuall item can show signs of wear and also some cosmetic blemishes/damage which is not described in the auction text! When buying this item the buyer agrees to this terms.

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